July 2 Convergence

Well, I'm pretty excited about this Saturday, Amber and I are going to do a panel at a sci-fi convention called CONvergence with the Raptor Center birds. Here is what we are being billed as:

Eagles and Owls and Falcons, Oh MY! Birds in books: what's possible/what's not - this is based on things we've read in books or seen in movies. MISFITS is proud to be sponsoring University of Minnesota's Raptor Center both at CONvergence and in MISFITS' "In The Schools Program". Amber Burnette, Erin Lorenz, Sharon Stiteler

I'm really looking forward to this. It's one thing to do bird programs at bird festivals but at a sci-fi convention is so different. Some of these people may know absolutely nothing about birds and this could be their first exposure. Plus, I'm always up for trying to correct all the impossible bird stuff in books and tv. I was flipping through channels the other day and this posse of cowboys was supposed to be in Colorado Springs and at night you could hear loons--loons of all things, yeesh. I will say this, Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show did usually get it right. When Buffy would be hanging out in cemeteries waiting to stake vamps in Sunny Dale, CA there would be western screech owls calling. That was a big step in the right direction.